Court Sets Standard for Kids in Divorce-Relocation Disputes

By Lois G. Schwartz | November 8, 2017

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently reversed a decades-old law in order to set a new standard for protecting children’s interests in divorce-relocation disputes, according to a U.S. News and World Report article. The ruling is based on a 2015 [Read More]

The Consequences of Destroying Personal Items Accumulated During a Marriage

By Lois G. Schwartz | October 25, 2017

During a divorce, emotions can run high. It may be tempting to destroy certain personal items you and your spouse collected during your marriage – especially items like photographs or family videos, which may seem too painful to keep. Destroying [Read More]

Questions to Ask When You Are Choosing a Divorce Lawyer

By Lois G. Schwartz | October 18, 2017

Reaching the decision to divorce is never easy. Once the option is on the table, however, it’s important to choose a divorce lawyer whose experience and knowledge you can trust. Your lawyer will need to know many intimate details about [Read More]

Where Should Custody and Parenting Issues Be Decided?

By Lois G. Schwartz | October 11, 2017

Questions about custody, support, and parenting time become even more complex when the parents live in separate states. Often, the first question to be answered in this situation is not “how do we resolve the issue in the best way [Read More]

What Not To Say to Your Kids During a Divorce

By Lois G. Schwartz | October 4, 2017

Divorce can be difficult on children. The only home and family they’ve ever known seem to be falling apart, which can leave them feeling vulnerable and frightened. In the midst of dealing with your own feelings, you may feel helpless [Read More]

Why a Prenuptial Agreement is a “Must”

By Lois G. Schwartz | September 28, 2017

It’s surprising that some of us don’t have a prenuptial agreement before making the decision to get married. According to the Wall Street Journal, a prenup is actually a “must” today. Discussions about prenuptial agreements often end with comments like [Read More]

The New Jersey Alimony Reform Act and Alimony Payers’ Rights

By Lois G. Schwartz | September 22, 2017

Many divorcing couples in New Jersey have questions about spousal support before the divorce. A recent case in Morristown considered when it’s appropriate to stop paying alimony to an ex-spouse with a new relationship. In 2007, a New Jersey couple [Read More]

NJ Man Sentenced to 7-Year Prison Term in Domestic Violence Case

By Lois G. Schwartz | September 13, 2017

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than tens of thousands of domestic violence incidents are reported in New Jersey each year. Dozens of domestic abuse homicides result. The cost of physical assault, stalking, or intimate partner rate [Read More]

Limited Duration Spousal Support in New Jersey Divorce

By Lois G. Schwartz | September 6, 2017

Under NJ Rev Stat § 2A:34-23 (2014), Alimony and Maintenance, four types of spousal support (alimony) are available in New Jersey: 1) limited duration alimony 2) permanent alimony, 3) reimbursement alimony, and 4) rehabilitative alimony. Limited duration alimony may be [Read More]

Same-Sex Couple Claims They Are Targets Of Harassment In Brooklawn

By Lois G. Schwartz | July 10, 2017

A South Jersey same-sex couple claim they are being harassed by local residents right in their very own home. According to the couple’s claims, which they have filed with the Brooklawn Police Department, their vehicles, which are parked outside their [Read More]

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